Kenosha murder trial in progress

James Armstrong, photographic expert…testifies about drone video during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial/Reuters

The jury at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial on Tuesday watched drone footage that showed Rittenhouse shooting Joseph Rosenbaum at close range during a night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August…

The 18-year-old is charged with two counts of homicide, one of attempted homicide and two of recklessly endangering safety, for firing his weapon near others. He is also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor, as he was 17 at the time. He has pleaded not guilty.

The drone footage shown in court on Tuesday showed Rosenbaum, 36, following Rittenhouse before Rittenhouse suddenly turned and fired his rifle. Rosenbaum was shown to fall as Rittenhouse ran around a car.

Dr Doug Kelley, a forensic pathologist with the Milwaukee county medical examiner’s office, said Rosenbaum was shot by someone within 4ft…

Kelley said Rosenbaum was shot four times: in the groin, hand and thigh as he faced Rittenhouse and then in the back. Prosecutor James Kraus called that the “kill shot”…

Moments later, Rittenhouse, then 17, killed Anthony Huber, 26, who was seen on bystander video hitting Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Rittenhouse also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, a protester and volunteer medic who carried a gun of his own.

This article gave me a clearer picture of events as they happened. Most article read like Rittenhouse encountered 3 demonstrators, 2 armed, 1 unarmed. This reads like only one had a gun and he kept it in his holster. And the first person killed by Rittenhouse was unarmed. Having been in similar positions, it seems to me the other two victims were pretty brave…reacting to Rosenbaum’s murder.

2 thoughts on “Kenosha murder trial in progress

  1. 4theRecord says:

    “A lack of technical knowledge may have just influenced an important court case. The New York Times reports [link] the defense for shooter Kyle Rittenhouse incorrectly claimed that an iPad’s pinch-to-zoom function could modify footage of the incident, “creating what it thinks is there, not what necessarily is there.” That sparked a debate between lawyers and Judge Schroeder, who maintained the burden was on the prosecution to show the imagery remained in its “virginal state,” not on the defense to prove manipulation.
    The judge may have accepted the argument. He denied the prosecution’s request for an adjournment and instead called for a 15-minute recess, suggesting the team could find an expert to support their claim in that space of time. They didn’t, and The Verge noted [link] that the trial resumed with the jury watching video on a Windows PC connected to the courtroom TV.
    As you might imagine, the defense’s claim played fast and loose with the truth. Pinch-to-zoom on all devices may use algorithms, but only to scale the image — it doesn’t change the content itself. This was an attempt to prevent the jury from getting a clearer view of the action, not a genuine challenge to the integrity of the video.”

    • p/s says:

      “A day after he made headlines for erupting in anger at the prosecution in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder continued to draw attention, criticism and accusations of bias.
      On Thursday, the judge sparked backlash by making a quip about “Asian food.” And his attempt to honor veterans led the courtroom to applaud a man who appeared to be the only veteran in the room: A witness for the defense.”

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